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Federal Recognition
Some look to Indian cash rather than Indian vote

More and more Indians are getting involved in the political process and it's not always at the ballot box.

In the past two years, tribes in Wisconsin gave more than $700,000 to the Democratic party. The money was used to help elect Gov. Jim Doyle (D), who is defending gaming compacts he signed with the tribes.

The Ho-Chunk Nation, which owns a successful gaming operation, gave $200,000 to the Democratic National Committee in 2002. The may or may not do the same this year, said president George Lewis.

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Tribal leaders sees Indians having role in election (AP 7/29)

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